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Lionel Messi marks international comeback from three-month ban with winning goal for Argentina against Brazil in friendly
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Lionel Messi marks international comeback from three-month ban with winning goal for Argentina against Brazil in friendly

Lionel Messi struck on his return to international duty on Friday following a three-month ban as Argentina defeated fierce rivals Brazil 1-0 in a friendly in Riyadh.

International friendlies: Brazil denied victory by determined Panama as injured talisman Neymar watches from stands
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International friendlies: Brazil denied victory by determined Panama as injured talisman Neymar watches from stands

"The performance wasn't brilliant but it wasn't below par either," Brazil coach Tite said. "When we go to the Copa America we will make more accurate choices to be more efficient."

International friendlies: Leon Goretzka goal salvages a draw for Joachim Loew's new-look Germany against Serbia
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International friendlies: Leon Goretzka goal salvages a draw for Joachim Loew's new-look Germany against Serbia

Leon Goretzka spared coach Joachim Loew a humiliating defeat with a second-half equaliser as a new-look Germany side were held to a 1-1 draw in Wednesday's friendly against Serbia.

International friendlies: With chorus of critics growing, Germany boss Joachim Loew goes 'all-in' for friendly against Serbia
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International friendlies: With chorus of critics growing, Germany boss Joachim Loew goes 'all-in' for friendly against Serbia

Loew is hoping to bounce back from a painful 2018, in which Germany suffered an early World Cup exit and were relegated from the top tier of the UEFA Nations League.

International friendlies: Kylian Mbappe's shoulder injury overshadows France's victory over Uruguay
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International friendlies: Kylian Mbappe's shoulder injury overshadows France's victory over Uruguay

Mbappe had to be replaced in the first half after a nasty fall, continuing a miserable night for his Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel after the German had already seen Neymar hobble off injured early in Brazil's friendly with Cameroon in Milton Keynes.

International friendlies: Neymar picks up groin injury in Brazil's narrow victory over Cameroon
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International friendlies: Neymar picks up groin injury in Brazil's narrow victory over Cameroon

Neymar sought treatment after five minutes and returned to send a curling right-footed shot high and wide within a minute. He immediately collapsed before being replaced.

International friendlies: Wayne Rooney thrilled by youngsters' potential as England farewell game ends with victory over USA
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International friendlies: Wayne Rooney thrilled by youngsters' potential as England farewell game ends with victory over USA

Jesse Lingard, Trent Alexander-Arnold and debutant Callum Wilson grabbed the goals in a dominant England display despite Gareth Southgate fielding a very inexperienced side for Wayne Rooney's international swansong.

International friendlies: James Rodriguez inspires Colombia to victory over inexperienced USA side
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International friendlies: James Rodriguez inspires Colombia to victory over inexperienced USA side

Colombia drew on the world-class talent of Falcao and midfielder James Rodriguez, who made his presence felt throughout as he returned to international duty.

International friendlies: Argentina brush aside Iraq 4-0 despite Lionel Messi's absence from ranks
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International friendlies: Argentina brush aside Iraq 4-0 despite Lionel Messi's absence from ranks

Argentina shrugged off the absence of Lionel Messi as a second-string team eased past Iraq 4-0 in an international friendly in Riyadh on Thursday.

International friendlies: Roberto Mancini's Italy held by Ukraine as teams remember Genoa bridge victims on emotional night
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International friendlies: Roberto Mancini's Italy held by Ukraine as teams remember Genoa bridge victims on emotional night

Ruslan Malinovskiy cancelled out Federico Bernardeschi's second-half strike as Italy were held 1-1 by Ukraine in an international friendly in Genoa on Wednesday during which the victims of the bridge collapse in the city were remembered.

International friendlies: England fans given life bans by FA for performing Nazi gestures against Germany
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International friendlies: England fans given life bans by FA for performing Nazi gestures against Germany

Two England supporters received lifetime bans for making Nazi gestures during a friendly against Germany in March, the Football Association revealed on Tuesday.

India vs Nepal: Blue Tigers begin life in top 100 as aspirant neighbours seek inspiration
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India vs Nepal: Blue Tigers begin life in top 100 as aspirant neighbours seek inspiration

The Gorkhalis, who aren't short on talent and aspiration, would be hoping for their own Puerto Rico moment. For India, a win could put doubts over the credibility of their rise in the FIFA ranks on the back burner, at least for the time being.

International friendlies: Lukas Podolski gets dream farewell as Germany beat England
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International friendlies: Lukas Podolski gets dream farewell as Germany beat England

Lukas Podolski, who smashed home the winning goal, captained the world champions to their first win over old rivals England on home soil since 1987.

International friendlies: Germany and England to blood youngsters in Lukas Podolski's farewell match
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International friendlies: Germany and England to blood youngsters in Lukas Podolski's farewell match

The friendly will see forward Lukas Podolski, who retired from international football last year, make his 130th and final appearance for Germany.

India to play international friendly against Cambodia in March as preparation for Asian Cup qualifiers 2019
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India to play international friendly against Cambodia in March as preparation for Asian Cup qualifiers 2019

As part of its preparations for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers, the Indian football team will play an away international friendly match against Cambodia in Phnom Penh on 22 March.

Harry Kane ruled out of England-Spain friendly, confirms Gareth Southgate
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Harry Kane ruled out of England-Spain friendly, confirms Gareth Southgate

Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane will not be a part of the England squad in the international friendly against Spain on Tuesday.

India eye rare non-Asian scalp against Puerto Rico in Mumbai's first match in 61 years
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India eye rare non-Asian scalp against Puerto Rico in Mumbai's first match in 61 years

Having missed out on international action for more than six decades, Mumbai will hope India will make it a memorable return for the city to international action by claiming a rare and precious win over a higher ranked non-Asian team in Puerto Rico.

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu named captain for India's game against Puerto Rico in Mumbai
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Gurpreet Singh Sandhu named captain for India's game against Puerto Rico in Mumbai

India's national football coach Stephen Constantine today anointed towering goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu as captain for tomorrow's international friendly against higher-ranked Puerto Rico at the suburban Andheri Sports Complex ground in Mumbai